Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik has said that he had told Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah to accept the demands of agitating farmers. He also added that the agitation of farmers can’t be suppressed
“I have tried to tell Hon’ble PM and Home Minister ji that they are on wrong path and don’t try to suppress, scare and pressurise farmers,” Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik said in a letter to Sombir Sangwan, an independent MLA of Haryana
He said, “I will continue such efforts in the future too. I will do whatever is possible for it by condemning the attitude of the government towards the farmers.
In the letter, Mr. Malik said that more than 300 farmers had lost their lives during the struggle, but the Union government did not express any regret. This, he said, was “cruel” and “condemnable”.
He said that the government was trying to defame and derail the movement by not holding dialogue with the farmers. Mr. Malik said that he had made several efforts on this front as per the expectations of the Khaps.
He further said that, he had suggested to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah that the genuine demands of the farmers be met and justice be done to them.
I have also made it clear in the meeting that the agitation of farmers can’t be suppressed. The Centre should accept their demands while resolving it. I will continue such effort in future too. I will do whatever is possible for it,” mentioned the Governor.
Malik further wrote to Sangwan: “I would like to assure you and your khap that I will never leave your association. I am coming to Delhi in the first week of May and will try to create consensus in favour of farmers by meeting all leaders concerned,” added the Governor in the letter written in Hindi.